Do you remember a few years ago when I was visiting my nearby Pike spot and could do no wrong? It seemed like every trip I was guaranteed if not a dozen pike then at lest some action. By action I mean some follows and at the very least Pike spooked. This season has been very… Continue reading Pike Lows and Bylaws
Coming soon: Trout in Dirty Places, to be published by Merlin Unwin Books on 3 April 2012. He has a facebook page you can visit to find out more information. Do you think the Kelvin is in it? If you answered yes then you have been paying attention as he visited us last season for a… Continue reading “Trout in Dirty Places” written and fished by Theo Pike
The summer is almost over – everything seems a little old now, the grass is not so green and I disrupted a mushroom picker in the bushes the other day – he was talking to himself which was all a bit awkward – “Are you lost?” I asked him (he was an incredibly fat man who… Continue reading Ahem – Pike Time!
So I had one evening to go fishing and consequently a decision to make – would it be Pike or Trout? It was the conditions that made me wonder – you see I pretty much can only get out after 7pm once the boys are put to bed which pretty drastically cuts down on fishing… Continue reading Decision: Pike or Trout?
Firstly to the gent in the boat who I possibly destroyed his last ten minutes of fishing by attempting to sidle past his bobbing float – a apologise profusely. Why am I doing it here? Because I think the gent may be a reader – after I shouted an apology he called me by my name – it was only later… Continue reading Spring Pike!
It is half five .. dawn is approaching .. I can hear bait fish …not see them as dawn is approaching ! Need to be at work for half nine!
This was as exciting as it got…
Here is a great book about Pike fly fishing tips – I keep it in my loo for essential reading:
It was cold and the wind was blowing – usually I would just score some brownie points and sit it out knowing that in a few weeks things are going to look a lot better weather wise for trout fishing however there was an itch that had to be scratched and that itch was for Pike.… Continue reading Trip 1 – Pike Madness Takes Hold
Two sessions of Pike fishing since we last spoke – both strange for different reasons – both occasions I have been using my Loop Pike Booster with a floating 9WF line, 3 foot 30lb leader and a bizarre EP fibre monstrosity. The First Session (overcast, warm – lasted 3 hours) I spooked Pike – lots of… Continue reading Picky Pike!